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Australasia comprises Australia, New Zealand, and some neighboring islands. Australia and New Zealand’s medley of mountains, deserts, reefs, forests, beaches and multicultural cities are an eternal draw for travelers. Slick coastal cities in Australia and New Zealand have the good life nailed, with envy-inducing cultural scenes and some of the most diverse populations on Earth. Go surfing in Sydney, jump headlong into Melbourne’s live music venues, or bungee from a bridge in Auckland. Protected areas like the Great Barrier Reef offer world-class snorkeling and diving, while inland, face-to-face encounters with kangaroos, koalas, kiwis and crocs are a real possibility. Don’t know your Merlot from your elbow? Take a tour of the region’s vineyards, or give it all up for a week of no-nonsense relaxation. Dreamy, low-slung Pacific islands are just a flight or boat ride away.
Often overlooked, the Pacific islands offer some exceptional island experiences for all nature lovers and adventure seekers. Bora Bora is a small South Pacific island surrounded by sand-fringed islets and a turquoise lagoon protected by a coral reef, offering exceptional scuba-diving and outstanding luxury accommodation. The Galápagos Islands offer a once-in-a-lifetime chance to witness animals found nowhere else on the planet, such as giant tortoises, lava lizards and frigate birds. Hawaii is like no other place on earth. Home to one pf the world’s most active volcanoes and the world’s tallest sea mountain. Birthplace of modern surfing, the hula and Hawaii Regional Cuisine. But perhaps Hawaii’s most unique feature is its aloha spirit: the warmth of Hawaii’s people that wonderfully complements the Islands’ perfect temperatures. We invite you to explore the Islands of Aloha to find your own heavenly Hawaii experiences.